IFTA is an agreement created between Canada and the 48 lower U.S states to collect fuel taxes to pay for road maintenance. The Truckers must get an IFTA license permit to operate their vehicle in all states other than their home state and to report and pay fuel taxes to a single jurisdiction.
If a carrier is a qualified IFTA licensee and does not wish to participate in the IFTA program, the carrier can get a temporary fuel use permit to travel through member jurisdictions based on each state regulations.
If you have an established business with qualified motor carrier operations at your base state and operate to more than one state, then you must register for an IFTA license.
Your qualified vehicle must be used for business purpose and also have the following:
A recreational vehicle used for personal pleasure is not a qualified motor vehicle and vehicles used for the business purpose are not recreational vehicles.
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Apply for International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Credentials (HSMV 85008), complete the application and submit it to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. E-file the renewal applications and mail it or submit at the CVDS Walk-in Counter.
Get your IFTA decals renewed annually at a cost of $4.00 per decal set.
Each IFTA licensee receives an IFTA license and must have the IFTA license photocopy in each motor vehicle. The license is valid from 1st January to 31st December of the calendar year.
If a carrier operates a qualified motor vehicle without an IFTA license and decals in Florida , the vehicle operator must get a temporary fuel permit ($45.00) and pay $50.00 fine.
You must file a quarterly fuel tax return and submit a "zero report" even if no fuel was consumed.
The penalty for failing to file a return, late filing a return, or fail to remit tax due is $50.00 or 10% of the net tax due to all states. Interest at a rate of 1% per month is computed on all delinquent tax dues for each jurisdiction.
File the Florida IFTA quarterly tax returns online or if not filed online, manually complete the IFTA return and the fuel computation found in the mail received by the IFTA carriers. Print the return and mail it to the address mentioned in the return along with the payment due if any.
|State / Province||Gasoline||Special Diesel||Gasohol||Propane||LNG||CNG||Ethanol||Methanol||E-85||M-85||A55||Biodiesel||Electricity||Hydrogen|
|FLORIDA (FL) #19||U.S.
File the IFTA quarterly return before the last day of the month that follows immediately after the end of the quarter. Penalty will be charged if not filed on time.
|Reporting Quarter||Reporting Period||Due Date|
|1st||January - March||April 30|
|2nd||April - June||July 31|
|3rd||July - September||October 31|
|4th||October - December||January 31|
If the e-filing due date comes on Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, then file on next business day.